Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College commissioned Bill Wolf to design and construct a tribute monument for the black onyx ring that SMWC students and alums wear.  They wanted the monument centered in front of historic LeFer Hall. Students and alums will now have a special place commemorating their ring ceremony and their time at SMWC. 

Bill turned to Earl C. Rodgers and Associates for help laying the monument, placing foundations, and pouring concrete. “We created CAD drawings for Bill to review and use as he finalized his layout. We then partnered with ST Construction to excavate & pour concrete foundations and sidewalks,” Vice President of Earl Rodgers and Associates Michael Shaw said.  When it came time to set the limestone,  Earl C. Rodgers and Associates worked closely with Bill Wolfe and Misco Crane service on the final layout. 

Earl C. Rodgers & Associates was pleased to participate in this monumental project that adds to the college’s historic campus. 

About the Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College Ring

The Saint Mary-of-Woods College ring is an enduring symbol incorporating their proud traditions. It is more than just a piece of jewelry; it is the single, recognizable image of the College. The ring honors academic success and sacrifice while demonstrating pride and loyalty. The ring is a powerful reminder of personal growth and unforgettable friendships. The ring represents a tangible bond linking generations of alums and students to its beloved Woods.

When one receives the ring as an undergraduate, it is worn with the logo facing the heart to inspire and motivate continued academic achievement. Upon graduation, as new alums move the tassel on their caps from left to right, rings are turned so that the SMW faces outward. The ring becomes visible for the world to see the SMW and that you are forever connected to The Woods.


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